Want to learn more about Pennsylvania medical marijuana laws? Join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 9AM -12PM (with lunch at Noon) as we take part in an informative CLE event hosted by the Dauphin County Bar Association Medical Marijuana Committee. For more information on topics and speakers, see below and don’t forget to register here by October 23,2018…
As Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program continues to grow, the Pennsylvania legislature is now turning its attention towards marijuana legalization. Despite growing state support of regulated marijuana programs and mounting research in support of its medicinal benefits, marijuana’s status under federal law continues to create uncertainty for state-legal marijuana entities and create roadblocks for medical researchers.…
Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in California, individuals and businesses can forget that marijuana is still illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). And federal law trumps state law. Not only that, the Department of Justice may be enforcing federal law in California. Now, I’m not a criminal attorney, and you aren’t my…
Trade secret theft is everywhere. Competitors are always trying to get (unfair) advantage over the competition. Here’s how it happens. The Backdrop A few months ago, I utilized a service that is part of the sharing economy. You know, a service where you order something from an app, then a driver brings it to you.…
I’ve been studying cryptocurrencies and blockchain with considerable interest for some time now.  As a lawyer, one of my favorite intellectual exercises is comparing new phenomena to existing legal standards. A. ARE BLOCKCHAIN ASSETS SECURITIES? While the world continues to incorporate and adapt to the emergence of blockchain technologies, there is much regulatory uncertainty in…
Mission Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of 4Front Ventures, is ready to open an Allentown PA dispensary. The store will open to patients with a medical marijuana card on June 12, but before that the general public is invited to visit open house events on June 5, 6, and 7. The Mission Partners cannabis company seeks cultivation,…
Some of the cannabis industry’s biggest employers posted exciting job openings this week, including Pharmacannis and Cresco Labs in Illinois, Green Thumb Industries (GTI) in Pennsylvania, Trulieve in Florida, and Curalief in New Jersey. Pharmacannis hiring General Manager for dispensary in North Aurora, IL Pharmacannis is a prominent cannabis company that operates licensed facilities in…
Marijuana lab testing is vital to consumer protection wherever legalization is implemented. Chemical analysis tests are a necessary component of cannabis laws  because they ensure that products are free of pesticides, mold, bugs, and other nasty contaminants. Lab testing also helps assure that products have as much THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids and terpenes as…
The number of Connecticut dispensary licenses soon will increase from nine to as many 19 following an expansion of the state’s medical cannabis regulations. The Department of Consumer Protection recently received applications from 73 marijuana businesses who are competing for the opportunity to win one of the new dispensary licenses. The Department of Consumer Protection has…
Harford County dispensary RISE Joppa is open for business in Maryland beginning April 27, 2018. The dispensary sells cannabidiol oil and other medical cannabis products to patients registered under Maryland medical marijuana law. RISE dispensaries are managed by Green Thumb Industries, a company licensed to cultivate, process, and dispense high quality products in multiple states.…